Fans of logo design, typography, and automobiles will love Chromeography, a website comprised almost entirely of photo submissions in praise of the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances — those unsung metal emblems and badges that are overlooked, forgotten, damaged, lost to time or the dump.
Do you ever wonder why the things you love cost as much as they do? I came across this interesting analysis while shopping for my next digital camera. If you’re curious as to how companies like Leica come up with their pricing ranges, or how any company calculates value in the products they sell, give this article a look.
On Saturday, June 9th, Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy II will be available in limited numbers at select global retailers. This is one of the most highly-anticipated sneaker releases in recent years, second to the Nike Mag of Back to the Future fame and the original Nike Air Yeezy from 2009. Since the Yeezy series is the first line of signature sneakers produced by Nike for a non-athlete, fans of Kanye West and sneaker enthusiasts alike are salivating over the opportunity to score a pair. If you can’t live without these kicks, I suggest getting in line for a pair right now.
This is the cap the Atlanta Braves will be wearing at home on Memorial Day against the St. Louis Cardinals. For the fifth consecutive year, every MLB club will honor America’s veterans by wearing “Stars & Stripes” caps made by New Era. Just like previous years, a portion of the proceeds to each cap will be going to the Welcome Back Veterans fund. “Stars & Stripes” caps will also be worn league-wide on July 4th, and presumably on September 11th.
What’s new about the “Stars & Stripes” caps this year is that New Era is venturing away from the red, white, & blue color schemes from previous years. Caps will remain in each team’s official colors, but a digital camouflage applique will fill the team’s logo as well as the MLB logo as a nod to modern day military uniforms.
Most of us have heard that Nike has been making team jerseys out of 7 recycled water bottles, but this is the first time we are getting a behind-the-scenes look at the actual production process. Whoever created this technology has truly done something to help our environment, as I can see this lightweight fabric replacing cotton or wool, in many instances.
Any ketchup fan will tell you: Getting that last dollop of the red stuff out of the bottle is a headache – and it normally just ends up in the bin. But now, a radical new bottle design could spell the end of that problem forever.
The MIT university team came up with LiquiGlide, a ‘super-slippery’ coating which makes the insides of the bottle so frictionless that the sludgy goo inside just slides out like water. The results are astonishing – and any burger and chips fan out there should prepare to be amazed.
The Cincinnati Reds will honor Chipper Jones with special bases at the Great American Ball Park during their 4-game set against the Atlanta Braves this week. The bases are emblazoned with a plaque reading, “Celebrating the Career of #10 Chipper Jones” bearing both the Reds & Braves team logos. I’m impressed to see a team honor an opposing player in this way, but it’s no surprise as Chipper Jones is sure to be a 1st ballot Hall of Fame inductee. 2 weeks ago, the Chicago Cubs gave Chipper the Atlanta Braves flag that was flying at Wrigley Field during his last visit to the Friendly Confines as an MLB player.
Nike has teamed up with artist, Tom Sachs, in conjunction with his new show, SPACE PROGRAM: MARS, at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. The show opens today and there will be a pop-up shop celebrating and selling this artisanal capsule collection in limited quantities.
Astronauts must be as fit as an elite athlete to even withstand the rigors of exiting the earth’s atmosphere. Their daily tasks require a substantial effort and endurance. Equally, their equipment must be up to the task of performing under the most unforgiving conditions.
The journey itself would end up inspiring the Tom Sachs: NIKECraft collection – The Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket, and the Lightweight Tote. Nike design and Sachs applied materials that have never been used in sportswear, taken from automotive air bags, mainsails for boats and the space suit itself. Each piece is packed with functionality that would prove useful in the voyage through space. Zipper pulls that double as storage containers, paracord that can be fashioned as a tourniquet and embellishments like the periodic table of elements screened on the inside of a jacket – they all merge visual interest with purpose.
Here’s a quick look into the building of the Mayan Pyramid graphic. We always start with pencil and paper to plan out the execution and then move onto the computer. Inspired by the Teepee graphic and the “All Seeing Eye” pyramid, we wanted to put a Mayan spin to it so we strayed from the original pyramid design and made it into a “Step” pyramid.